Retreat Center Details


The 2018 San Francisco Workshops will be held at the:
Mercy Center
2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010

This peaceful grounds and lovely retreat center, located on a 40-acre site just 15 miles south of San Francisco, 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, and five minutes from the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station.


Overnight accommodations include 80 bedrooms with twin beds in a quiet and informal community setting. Each single-occupancy bedroom is furnished with a sink, writing table, and a comfortable chair for study or reflection. There are shared bathrooms down the hall.

While there are a few rooms for couples, we recommend that couples stay separately to enhance their individual retreat experience. Please email Bill Rentz to discuss availability of couples rooms.


Philosophy of Food

The Mercy Center shares our philosophy of food and strives to serve meals that are seasonally fresh, locally grown, nutritious, and delicious. They support growers and purveyors of food whose practices are environmentally conscious.

Special Dietary Needs

The well-balanced meals include a good variety of foods from which to choose, including fruits and vegetables, soups and salads. Small kitchenettes with microwaves and small refrigerators are on each floor. There is also a health food store about a mile away. The Mercy Center can meet the needs of most special diets.


Overnight guests

We have secured low-cost housing and meals to encourage you to make this workshop a retreat. The overnight guest rate includes breakfast, lunch,  dinner, tips, and tax for $175 per night. If you want to stay Thursday night before the workshop or on Sunday night, you can do so for $110 a night, which does not include meals but does include tax.

Commuter guests

If you commute or stay at a nearby hotel, we encourage you to eat lunch at Mercy Center. The cost is $25, which includes tip and tax. You can also eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner for $65, which includes tip and tax.


Mercy Center
2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010


GPS is not accurate if you are approaching from the west or from Highway 280. It will take you to the Mercy High School which has the same address but is next door and up the hill.

Directions from Hwy 101
Millbrae Avenue exit, west. Turn left (south) onto El Camino Real. Go past Peninsula Hospital, two stoplights to Adeline. Turn right on Adeline and go eight blocks to the Mercy Center gates, where Hoover meets Adeline.

Directions from Hwy 280
Trousdale exit, east. Follow Trousdale all the way down the hill (approx. 1.5 miles). Turn right onto El Camino Real. Continue south to Adeline (two stoplights past Peninsula Hospital). Turn right onto Adeline, continue approximately eight blocks. Mercy Center gates are located where Hoover meets Adeline.

From the airport
Take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to the Mercy Center address. It is about 10 minutes from the airport.